1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Top of the Pops

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by WaveCrest, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 28th July, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Noel Edmonds):


    Tulane - Steve Gibbons Band

    Feel the Need in Me - The Detroit Emeralds (re-recording (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    Ma Baker - Boney M (video)

    You Got What It Takes - Showaddywaddy

    Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers (audio)

    Exodus - Bob Marley & the Wailers

    Words - Dana

    Fanfare for the Common Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (video)

    We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge (video)

    Dancin' in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in the Spotlight) - Thin Lizzy

    I Feel Love - Donna Summer (Second week at No.1) (audio; and also played over the end credits).
     
  2. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The next edition of Top of the Pops: 1977 after the edition shown a fortnight ago is missing from the BBC archives, so the edition shown yesterday evening (and late last night with the repeat screening, which was also 30 minutes long) on BBC Four, skipped two weeks.

    The artists on the 11th August, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by David Jensen):


    Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    You Got What It Takes - Showaddywaddy

    Tulane - Steve Gibbons Band

    Three Ring Circus - Barry Biggs

    Do Anything You Want to Do - Eddie & the Hot Rods

    We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge (audio)

    Dancin' in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in the Spotlight) - Thin Lizzy

    You've Been Doing Me Wrong - Delegation

    Dreams - Fleetwood Mac (video)

    I Got to Sing - J.A.L.N. Band

    I Feel Love - Donna Summer (audio; and also played over the end credits) (Fourth and final week at No.1).
     
  3. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 18th August, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Dave Lee Travis):


    Something Better Change (part of a double A-side with Straighten Out) - The Stranglers (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love with You - The Dooleys

    Float On - The Floaters (video)

    Sunshine After the Rain - Elkie Brooks

    Spanish Stroll - Mink de Ville (video)

    Nobody Does It Better (theme song for the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me) - Carly Simon (audio)

    Dancin' Easy - Danny Williams

    The Crunch - Rah Band

    Nights on Broadway - Candi Staton (video)

    All Around the World - The Jam

    Angelo - Brotherhood of Man (First and only week at No.1)

    End Credits: Magic Fly - Space (audio).
     
  4. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 25th August, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Noel Edmonds):


    Deep Down Inside (theme from the film The Deep) - Donna Summer (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    Do Anything You Want to Do - Eddie & the Hot Rods

    Way Down - Elvis Presley (audio)

    Looking After No.1 - The Boomtown Rats

    That's What Friends Are For - Deniece Williams (video)

    Dancin' in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in the Spotlight) - Thin Lizzy

    Magic Fly - Space (video)

    Gary Gilmore's Eyes - The Adverts

    Hold Onto Love - Page Three

    Float On - The Floaters (video) (First and only week at No.1)

    End Credits: Oxygene Part IV - Jean-Michel Jarre (audio).


    *****

    Along with next Thursday evening's screening of Top of the Pops: 1977 (thirty minutes long, with the late night repeat of this edition being 45 minutes long, compared to the last few editions of the show being around 30 minutes long), on Wednesday next week an extra edition of Top of the Pops, from October 1973, is being shown (as there's a one-off drama on about the late Kenny Everett).
     
  5. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 11th October, 1973 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Kenny Everett):


    The Puppy Song (part of a double-A side with Daydreamer) - David Cassidy (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    Showdown - Electric Light Orchestra

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John (video)

    Caroline - Status Quo

    Ghetto Child - The Detroit Spinners (audio)

    Love is All - Engelbert Humperdinck

    My Frend Stan - Slade

    Dreamboat - Limmie & the Family Cookin'

    Eye Level (theme tune from the TV series Van der Valk) - The Simon Park Orchestra (No.1)

    End Credits: Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner (audio).
     
  6. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 1st September, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Tony Blackburn):


    Telephone Man - Meri Wilson (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    Are You Dancing? - Hudson Ford

    I Can't Get You Out of My Mind - Yvonne Elliman (video)

    Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes - Elvis Costello

    Silver Lady - David Soul (audio)

    Tulane - Steve Gibbons Band

    Dreamer - The Jacksons (video)

    Sunshine After the Rain - Elkie Brooks

    I Need You - Joe Dolan

    Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love with You - The Dooleys

    Love Hurts (from the Hot Tracks EP) - Nazareth

    Nights on Broadway - Candi Staton (video)

    Spanish Stroll - Mink de Ville (video)

    Cool Out Tonight - David Essex

    Nobody Does It Better (theme song for the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me) - Carly Simon (audio)

    Way Down - Elvis Presley (audio) (First week at No.1)

    End Credits: Magic Fly - Space (audio).
     
  7. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 22nd September, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Dave Lee Travis):


    Magic Fly - Space (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    The Guitar King - Hank the Knife & the Jets

    Black is Black - La Belle Epoque (video)

    No More Heroes - The Stranglers

    Best of My Love - The Emotions (audio)

    Thunder in My Heart - Leo Sayer (video)

    Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara

    Looking After No.1 - The Boomtown Rats

    Telephone Man - Meri Wilson (video)

    Ariana - Stardust

    Way Down - Elvis Presley (audio) (Fourth week at No.1)

    End Credits: Another Star - Stevie Wonder (audio).
     
  8. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 29th September, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Ed Stewart):





    Oxygene Part IV - Jean-Michel Jarre (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)


    Do Your Dance - Rose Royce

    Silver Lady - David Soul (video)



    Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley & the Wailers (audio)


    Lipsmackin' Rock 'n' Rollin' - Peter Blake


    Black Betty - Ram Jam (video)



    Cool Out Tonight - David Essex

    I Plead Guilty - The Stylistics

    I Remember Yesterday - Donna Summer (video)


    Radar Love - Golden Earring



    Way Down - Elvis Presley (audio) (Fifth and final week at No.1)



    End Credits: From Here to Eternity - Giorgio Moroder (audio).
     
  9. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 6th October, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Noel Edmonds):





    Black is Black - La Belle Epoque (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    Needles and Pins - Smokie


    Best of My Love - The Emotions (video)

    I Remember Elvis Presley (The King is Dead) - Danny Mirror


    From Here to Eternity - Giorgio Moroder (audio)


    Wonderous Stories - Yes (video)

    Baby, Baby, Baby, My Love's All for You - Deniece Williams

    No More Heroes - The Stranglers


    Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara


    - Steve Gibbons Band



    Silver Lady - David Soul (video) (First week at No.1)



    End Credits: Thunder in My Heart - Leo Sayer (audio).
     
  10. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 27th October, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by David Jensen):


    She's Not There - Santana (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    My Baby Left Me - That's All Right (Medley) - Slade

    Angel of the Morning - Any Way That You Want Me (Medley) - Mary Mason

    Daddy Cool/The Girl Can't Help It - Darts

    Black Betty - Ram Jam (audio)

    You're in My Heart - Rod Stewart (video)

    Belfast - Boney M

    2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band

    The Name of the Game - ABBA

    Theme from The Big Time - Smokey Robinson

    Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara (First and only week at No.1)

    End Credits: Holidays in the Sun - The Sex Pistols (audio).
     
  11. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 27th October, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by David Jensen):


    She's Not There - Santana (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    My Baby Left Me - That's All Right (Medley) - Slade

    Angel of the Morning - Any Way That You Want Me (Medley) - Mary Mason

    Daddy Cool/The Girl Can't Help It - Darts

    Black Betty - Ram Jam (audio)

    You're in My Heart - Rod Stewart (video)

    Belfast - Boney M

    2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band

    The Name of the Game - ABBA

    Theme from The Big Time - Smokey Robinson

    Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara (First and only week at No.1)

    End Credits: Holidays in the Sun - The Sex Pistols (audio).
     
  12. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 3rd November, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Peter Powell, debuting as TOTP presenter):





    Turn to Stone - Electric Light Orchestra (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)



    The Modern World - The Jam



    Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognised Anthem of World Contact Day) - The Carpenters (video)



    Live in Trouble - The Barron Knights


    We Are the Champions - Queen (video)



    I Believe You - Dorothy Moore (audio)



    Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo (video)


    Heroes - David Bowie



    Dancin' Party - Showaddywaddy



    The Name of the Game - ABBA (video) (First week at No.1)



    End Credits: Needles and Pins - Smokie (audio).
     
  13. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 10th November, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Noel Edmonds):


    Goin' Places - The Jacksons (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band

    I Will - Ruby Winters (video)

    Virginia Plain - Roxy Music (archive video from 1972)

    Belfast - Boney M

    Watching the Detectives - Elvis Costello

    How Deep is Your Love - The Bee Gees (audio)

    Captain Kremmen (Retribution) - Kenny Everett & Mike Vickers (video)

    She's Not There - Santana (video)

    Love Bug - Sweets for My Sweet (Medley) - Tina Charles

    Daddy Cool/The Girl Can't Help It - Darts

    The Name of the Game - ABBA (video) (Second week at No.1)

    End Credits: You're in My Heart - Rod Stewart (audio).
     
  14. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 24th November, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by David Jensen):


    Belfast - Boney M (audio; played over the Top 30 chart countdown)

    The L.A. Run - The Carvells (part video)

    Mull of Kintyre - Wings (video)

    It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler

    Daddy Cool/The Girl Can't Help It - Darts

    There Isn't Anything - Leo Sayer

    Egyptian Reggae - Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers (audio)

    Put Your Love In Me - Hot Chocolate

    How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees (video)

    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Santa Esmerelda & Leroy Gomez

    The Name of the Game - ABBA (video) (Fourth and final week at No.1)

    End Credits: Goin' Places - The Jacksons (audio).


    *****


    Next Thursday evening, BBC Four are showing a double bill of Top of the Pops, with two editions from December, 1977, and on Christmas Eve a Christmas edition from the same month. The following week, on Friday 4th January, BBC Four are showing a documentary called Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978, followed by Top of the Pops: Big Hits 1978. Hopefully BBC Four will continue showing Top of the Pops next year, as they did the same thing at the start of this year, showing two programmes about the music on Top of the Pops in 1977.
     
  15. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    Some of the artists on the 8th December, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Tony Blackburn):


    Love's Unkind - Donna Summer (audio; played over the Top 30 music singles chart countdown)

    Wild You - Generation X

    Put Your Love in Me - Hot Chocolate

    Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah) - Chic (audio)

    California - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

    It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler

    How Deep is Your Love - The Bee Gees (video)

    New York Shuffle - Graham Parker & the Rumour

    Mull of Kintyre (part of a double-A side) - Wings (video) (Second week at No.1)

    End Credits: Belfast - Boney M (audio).


    *****


    Some of the artists on the 15th December, 1977 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Elton John):


    I Love You - Donna Summer (audio; played over the Top 30 music singles chart countdown)

    Love of My Life - The Dooleys

    Egyptian Reggae - Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers (audio)

    Run Back - Carl Douglas

    Only Women Bleed - Julie Covington (video)

    Daddy Cool/The Girl Can't Help It - Darts

    My Way - Elvis Presley (audio)

    I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love - The Emotions

    Mull of Kintyre (part of a double-A side) - Wings (video) (Third week at No.1)

    End Credits: The Floral Dance - The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band (audio).
     
  16. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the Christmas Day, 1977 edition (a highlights programme) of Top of the Pops (presented by Noel Edmonds & David Jensen):
    You Got What It Takes - Showaddywaddy
    Free - Deniece Williams (UK No.1 single in the spring of 1977)
    The Floral Dance - The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band
    Fanfare for the Common Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (audio)
    When I Need You - Leo Sayer (UK No.1 single in early 1977)
    Chanson D'Amour - Manhattan Transfer (video) (UK No.1 single in early 1977)
    So You Win Again - Hot Chocolate (UK No.1 single in the summer of 1977)
    Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul (video) (UK No.1 single in early 1977, knocking Johnny Mathis off the No.1 slot in January 1977)
    Knowing Me Knowing You - ABBA (video) (UK No.1 single in early 1977)
    Magic Fly - Space (video) (reached No.2 in September 1977. Held off the top spot by Elvis Presley)
    When a Child is Born - Johnny Mathis (video) (UK Christmas No.1 single for 1976 and No.1 into the start of 1977)
    Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder (audio)
    Lucille - Kenny Rogers (video) (UK No.1 single in the spring of 1977)
    Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara (UK No.1 single in late October 1977)
    Mull of Kintyre (part of a double-A side) - Wings (video) *UK Christmas No.1 single for 1977*
    End Credits: White Christmas - Bing Crosby (audio).
     
  17. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    A couple of weeks ago, BBC Four showed a documentary called Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978, followed by a programme called Top of the Pops: Big Hits of 1978, which was a selection of some of the artists who were on Top of the Pops in that year:
    Picture This - Blondie
    Figaro - Brotherhood of Man
    Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
    Native New Yorker - Odyssey
    (I Don't Wanna Go to) Chelsea - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
    Davy's On the Road Again - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
    Rat Trap - The Boomtown Rats
    Airport - The Motors
    Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill
    Angels with Dirty Faces - Sham 69
    If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
    Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
    Satisfy My Soul - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    Le Freak - Chic
    Jilted John - Jilted John
    Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
    What a Waste - Ian Dury & the Blockheads
    Dreadlock Holiday - 10 c.c.
    Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce
    Rasputin - Boney M.
    *****
    On a separate note, regarding the lists of artists who have been on the editions of Top of the Pops I've posted about in this thread, they're from watching Top of the Pops when it's been shown on BBC Four, making a note of the song and the artist as they are on each edition. When "(video)" is stated, that means a promo video was shown on the programme. If "(audio)" is stated, that means the song was either played over the Top 30 music singles chart countdown, was heard during a dance routine, or was played over the end credits.
     
  18. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    Top of the Pops: 1978
    Continuing on BBC Four in the UK, the repeated editions of Top of the Pops continue into 1978, usually shown for three Thursdays every month (with an edition of The Sky at Night shown inbetween), with sometimes extended editions shown either on late Thursday nights or in the early hours of Friday mornings, with the shorter edition shown again at the weekend.
    The artists on the 5th January, 1978 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Peter Powell):
    Native New Yorker - Odyssey (audio; played over the Top 30 music singles chart countdown)
    Quit This Town - Eddie & the Hot Rods
    Only Women Bleed - Julie Covington (video)
    The Shakers - Long Tall Ernie
    Let's Have a Quiet Night In - David Soul (audio)
    Isn't It Time - The Babys
    The Floral Dance - Terry Wogan
    Drummer Man - Tonight
    Jamming - Bob Marley & the Wailers (video)
    Figaro - Brotherhood of Man
    Mull of Kintyre (part of a double-A side) - Wings (video) (Sixth week at No.1)
    End Credits: Up Town Top Ranking - Althea & Donna (audio).
     
  19. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 26th January, 1978 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by David Jensen):
    Love's Unkind - Donna Summer (audio; played over the Top 30 music singles chart countdown)
    Rich Kids - The Rich Kids
    Up Town Top Ranking - Althea & Donna
    Heartsong - Gordon Giltrap
    Lovely Day - Bill Withers (audio)
    The Floral Dance - Terry Wogan
    Jamming - Bob Marley & the Wailers (video)
    Just One More Night - Yellow Dog
    Sorry I'm a Lady - Baccara
    Showdown - Gallagher & Lyle
    Mull of Kintyre (part of a double-A side) - Wings (video) (Ninth and final week at No.1)
    End Credits: disco tune (audio).
     
  20. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The artists on the 2nd February, 1978 edition of Top of the Pops (presented by Tony Blackburn):
    Who's Gonna Love Me - The Imperials (audio; played over the Top 30 music singles chart countdown)
    Come Back My Love - Darts
    If I Had Words - Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley
    Love is Like Oxygen - Sweet
    The Groove Line - Heatwave (audio)
    Hot Legs (part of a double-A side with I Was Only Joking) - Rod Stewart (video)
    Figaro - Brotherhood of Man
    For a Few Dollars More - Smokie
    Wishing on a Star - Rose Royce (video)
    No Time to Be 21 - The Adverts
    Up Town Top Ranking - Althea & Donna (First and only week at No.1)
    End Credits: Take a Chance on Me - ABBA (audio).
     

Share This Page